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I agree burning the solid animal waste is a huge misuse of recourcs but I was suggesting that it be put into a digester to produce methane. The waste from the digester can be used to enhance soils. This technology s being used in villages where previously dried dung was used directly as a fuel and   very low tech collectors and burners use the gas that is piped round the village. Collective sanitation provides a source of human waste to add to the mix. Developing world countries are not the only ones that can benefit from the process as it can be scaled up given appropriate safety precautions (little known is that the large digester on the Windsor farm owned by the Queen blew up because of technical problems!)
by Londonbear on Thu Oct 20th, 2005 at 12:31:52 PM EST
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